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The Bitten (Vampire Huntress Legend #4)

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  2,037 ratings  ·  54 reviews
The vampire civil war has been averted, deadly were-demons have been beaten back and now it Damali Richards and Carlos Rivera (now a Council level vampire) will finally have the chance to settle in and explore their deeper, sexier love. But Carlos and Damali should know by now that there is no rest for the saviors of the known world. One of the four topside Master vampires ...more
Paperback, 1st Edition, 435 pages
Published June 13th 2005 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published February 1st 2005)
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Julie H.
Okay, so this is the one where I just called it quits. These are nearly laughable--they are a bizarre mix of bodice ripper romances with gangsta wannabe thugs. Gimme a break.
Jennifer
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James Perkins
One of the marks of a good writer is to make the ludicrous believable. Unfortunately I found it impossible to believe that vampires have a hidden society in which they are ranked in numbered levels; that they have their own system of government and have divided the world up into feeding realms; that an Australian master vampire lives in a gigantic gothic castle on the Queensland coast, overlooking the Great Barrier Reef, which has somehow gone completely unnoticed by any human; and that the most ...more
Minnie
I've read this book before, never put it away. I wanted to re-read it for distinctive vampire characters. IMO, this is one of the best of all the series (12 in all) and I won't go into why, I will not be a spoiler. Last night I was stopped dead in my tracks with Chapter 25. It blew me away! Where does L.A. Banks get your muse for these stories? I don't know any writer who can match her astounding Vampire Huntress Legends other than Octavia Butler. Not even Anne Rice. Banks offers something for e ...more
Michael Moulton
Aug 13, 2008 Michael Moulton rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: ANYONE
Recommended to Michael by: MY FRIEND
THIS IS THE BOOK I STARTED WITH, AND I FELL IN LOVE WITH
THE WHOLE SERIES, I JUST NEED TO GET THE FIRST THREE, AT
THIS POINT I HAVE READ THE 11TH BOOK AND CAN'T WAIT FOR THE
12TH.
THE WAY SHE WRITES A STORY THAT WE ALL CAN RELATE TO AND
MAKE YOU CARE ABOUT THE CHARATERS IS THE MARK OF A REAL
WRITER.
IF YOU WANT TO READ ABOUT VAMPIRES AND GOOD AND EVIL IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT, THEN READ THIS!!!!
Bell Curran
Was really excited about this series: vampires are always so white, and the premise of African-American vampires was intriguing. Unfortunately the pace was a little too sluggish for me. The extensive description of the many levels of hell put me to sleep.
Rhonda
This is where Banks lost me. I couldn't finish the book because I just couldn't take any more. I'm sure it will appeal to others since Banks has gone on and on and on with the series; it's just not for me.
Marilyn
rounded up from 4.5

Loved it, just loved it. They went after the 4 master vamps. She is writing a great series. I ust keep wanting to find out what is going to happen.
Deva
The best of the series by far. If you've given up, please at least read this one before making up your mind.
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Christy Barber
I just can't get into this series. I'm giving up on it. I don't care for the writing style, the characters, or the world where they live.
Tif
I never could manage to finish this book, I didn't much care for the author's style of writing.
Amanda L.
I don't know why I continue with this series. I just don't like it
Tiffiane
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Katy-Del
Okay, the novel isn't the newest, it's actually the fourth in the series, but it's the first that I have read from the author. took me 2 days to read the first scene. I started it in the waiting room of my doctor's office and had to put it down because I started turning red.

I never questioned what the characters looked like until I got to the end and saw the picture of the author. She is black. Okay, characters named Jose Carlos, are obviously Hispanic in my head, but every vampire biter I read
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Lia
After reading this book, I just wish that I was a computer so I can delete what I just read. This is the last time, I'm going to read this series. The third book was such a disappointment that it took awhile for me to read the fourth book and I wish I didn't. The dialogue was just plain ridiculous. I have to paused every chapter to shake my head with how the plot is going for. The sex scene was uncalled for. I dislike the relationship with Carlos and Damali. Carlos think of Damali as his propert ...more
M. Jackson-Friday

In the 4th installment, The Bitten, we open up with one of the keys (blood of Christ) missing, a master vampire has stolen it, this key opens up one of the biblical seals spoken about in Revelations. The stole key is causing unbalance between Light and Dark, affecting Damali, who is bitten by her Lover Now Vampire Councilman Carlos Her Neteru Antibodies should keep her from turning, however due to the unbalance between light & Dark she is temporally a Vampire . she and Carlos go undercover i
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H.A.
Sep 01, 2010 H.A. rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Vampire fans, dark fantasy fans
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Melyb
Loved it! This book has been the most tightly constructed, exciting book of the series thus far. It truly saddens me that so many people comment on the use of a few slang words/phrases as the basis for abandoning the series or trashing the books because they are primarily written in standard English save a few words. I've read a lot of urban lit and the fact that Carlos (one of the main characters in this series) was a street thug before he was turned lends legitimacy to the character as he cont ...more
Jane Skretvedt
Quite honestly, the premise of the story is interesting, but I won't finish reading this book. Sadly, the dialogue is deplorable - I can excuse some slang, but at some point you have to have people speaking in a "normal" manner. Even in the movies, gang members aren't always talking the way the characters in this particular series talk with each other. And I seriously have a problem of bringing slang spellings into a written format. I can understand that guys that are part of a gang will refer t ...more
Angela Blanco
Aug 01, 2009 Angela Blanco rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anybody who loves vampire books.
I really enjoyed reading this book, although I did find there to be a lot less action and/or suspense than I'd expected. For the most part, the book was not what I thought it was going to be, but I did find myself getting into the book. I thought L.A. Banks did an excellent job describing the characters and what they had been going through.

At first, the author had me confused about who everybody was (did not realize this was part of a series) so it took me some time to figure it out. The book f
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Jessica
as much as i hate to say this i think i may be over this series. i was so excited to finally get to read the whole series but its been rather disappointing. the first three were great plotwise but the dialogue was ridiculous. i almost stopped then and didmt read this one but accidently read some spoilers that made me have to read it. i wont give it away for anyone else but ill just say with all the excitement of this plot i should have been glued to it...but i wasnt. at best i felt measured indi ...more
Debbie Chittenden
Well, the saga continues with amazing new twists and details. Cannot have put this book down if I tried.
Rhonda Bearden
I didn't really like the book. Idk why. Just something about it. It was a nice read. I wouldn't read it again.
Mzpastrychef
You have to give this series a chance..yes there is some hip hop language but this saga of books takes you on a journey. It brings in elements of good and evil, heaven and hell, God and the devil.. There are characters such as cain & abel, adam & eve and so on... Give this series a chance before you just say forget it...in the end it will be worth it..check out all 12 or 13 novels!!!!
Shavaugn
I was not a fan of the book until the very end, but when it was good, it was GREAT. Now that I know that she meant this to be the final book in the series, until her publisher talked her out of it, I understand why certain parts are so daunting. Still, it does not have the fire the Awakening and other books had. I hope the next book picks it up again.
Jess
4th in the Vampire Huntress series, about Damali and Carlos who love each other but one is dark and the other is light. Damali is going through some weird biology because of being bitten by Carlos, changing between Nerutu and Master Vamp. They go undercover to find the key to a biblical seal that would start Armeggadon if opened. Great series!
Glenda
This series continues to hold my attention. The writing really brings the story to life and helps the reader to clearly see it.
Adrienna
Maybe it is me---after reading book 3 with a**-kicking, I do not recall Damali getting bitten. I even had to start the book over after reading 85 pages previously, and still like, hmmm, maybe because the title is "The Bitten."

There are some good passages, but in some areas, still lost, and the sensual scenes are like oooo uhhhhhh.
Mandy
This was an okay book. It had some sex scenes in it that made me blush, and some of the language was too much at times, but I liked that story line. I really wanted to start at the beginning of the series, but the library didn't have it. I probably would have understood a couple of things better if I had waited, but oh well!
KaleneMia
The Best n the series by far.....so far
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A pseudonym used by Leslie Esdaile Banks, she also wrote under the names:
Leslie E. Banks
Leslie Esdaile
Leslie Esdaile Banks
Leslie Banks
Alexis Grant

L.A. Banks, a native Philadelphian, was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton undergraduate program. With many awards to her credit, Banks also held a masters of fine arts degree in film and media arts from Temple University. She lived in
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